By Howard E. Smither
Continuing the technique of the former volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each one language and geographical quarter through first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic concept and feedback, treats libretto and song in most cases, and gives certain analyses of the librettos and tune of particular oratorios (thirty-one in all) which are of designated value to the heritage of the genre.
As a synthesis of specialised literature in addition to an research of basic resources, this paintings will function either a springboard for additional learn and a necessary reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others drawn to the heritage of the oratorio.
Originally released 2000.
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